Entries in Resolution (3)


Will You Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution?

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Millions of people have made resolutions for 2013, but if past resolution behavior is any indication of future performance, close to one-third of them will give up on their pledge within the first 30 days.

A survey conducted by the global research firm Kelton for self-help author Rory Vaden reveals that one-in-two Americans made a resolution in 2012, but 48 percent gave up at some point.

Thirty-one percent of all 2012 resolution-makers confessed that they stopped following through on their pledges within the first 30 days.

However, the survey did find that for those folks who made it past Jan. 30, more than three-quarters of them were still sticking with their resolutions in December.

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Parents’ Top Resolution for Kids in 2013: Clean Your Room

Jen Siska/Lifesize/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Parents want their children to accomplish many things, but when asked which New Year’s resolutions, if any, they would pick on their behalf, 47 percent of moms and dads said they want their kids to clean their room more often.

The finding comes from a new Harris Interactive survey, which also reveals that 87 percent of parents of kids ages 6-17 want to choose a New Year's resolution for their child or children.

The top resolutions for kids, chosen by parents:

1. Clean up their room more often – 47 percent
2. Be more engaged in school – 33 percent
3. Have healthier eating habits – 33 percent
4. Get more physical activity – 33 percent
5. Play fewer video games – 29 percent
6. Minding their manners – 24 percent
7. Better hygiene – 22 percent
8. Texting less and reading more – 21 percent
9. Being a better friend – 11 percent
10. Other – 4 percent

The survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive from Dec. 17-19 on behalf of K12, a provider of online education products and services for students.  The survey involved 2,309 adults, among which 421 are parents of children age 6-17.

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Most Americans Have No Resolution for 2011

Photo Courtesy -- MaristPoll.Marist.Edu(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) – A majority of Americans are not planning to make a New Year’s resolution for 2011, according to a recent Marist poll.

Of those polled, 56 percent say they are not likely to set a goal for themselves going into the new year. Forty-four percent say it is possible they will set a resolution.

For those who plan to make a resolution, however, losing weight and quitting smoking are at the top of the list.

Although an equal amount of men and women – 44 percent – say they will make a resolution, the percent does vary by age. Among younger people -- those under 45 -- 58 percent say they plan to make an improvement this year. Only 34 percent of those 45 and older say they will make a resolution.

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